Beginning this Sunday, May 27th, we will take a break from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for our scripture readings. The RCL united congregations across denominations in scripture readings and attempted to organize the readings in such a way that more of the Bible was read in a three year period. In addition, the RCL assigned an Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel reading each Sunday organized around the church season. This Lectionary has served us well for many years. In recent years, professors at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, have created a new lectionary: the Narrative Lectionary. This was in response to the needs of our changing times and the way the RCL breaks up non-Gospel readings. The Narrative Lectionary focuses on one book of the Bible and allows us to delve more deeply into the stories, especially those in the Old Testament. Because the scripture readings build upon each other as each week continues to tell the story of God’s faithfulness and great love, I encourage you to take the time to read the upcoming scripture readings each week published in this article and weekly bulletins. During the summer, the Narrative Lectionary invites us to focus on the catechism, Old Testament, New Testament.
THEY WILL BE POSTED EACH AS A SERIES……THE SERIES ARE….
1.) 10 COMMANDMENTS
2.) 1 JOHN
I WILL ALSO FOR THOSE THAT ENJOY THE REGULAR READINGS POST THE WEEKLY SUNDAY READINGS.